Wednesday, December 31

The Clock is ticking...

!!!Simply Scrapbooks New Year Sale!!!
The countdown has begun to our huge after New Years Sale!!! This Friday and Saturday, January 2rd and 3rd we are starting your New Year out right. Here are just a few of the happenings we have in store:

-We have restocked our sale table to the max! All table sale items will be 75% off !
Christmas product is 50% off.
Halloween product is 75% off.
-Come see our great ideas on how to organize your scrapbook space. To make things easier
Cropper Hopper will be marked down 75% off! This is an incredible mark down you don't want to miss!

Remember that Sales last these two days only! Limited to stock on hand.

Class Kick Off, Phi Beta and more...

Class Kickoff is this Saturday, January 3rd from Noon-2pm. Check out our newest classes why you browse our amazing New Years sale. Class discounts during Kickoff Only!

Pi Beta Scrappa: Our Quickutz club Phi Beta Scrappa is Saturday, January 3rd at 9-10am. Come join our other Quickutz junkies for the latest products, ideas, and more. Price is $30 for January, Feburary, and March classes.

New!!! Our Silhouette Club begins! Join us if you have any sort of GSD file personal cutting machine. Learn tips and tricks for using your Silhouette and take part in gorgeous projects using your favorite cutter. Class will be held the 2nd Saturday of every month. 10am-11am. $20 a session. First class begins Saturday, January 10th.

Saturday, December 27

Free Cropping!!!

Don't forget about free cropping all through the month of January! Grab your gal pals and come down for a relaxing girls night out. After the holidays we all need a break. Simply Scrapbooks is here to make that a breeze.

Sunday, December 14

Swinging 50's Crop!

Think drive-ins, poodleskirts, and the good old juke box. Join us for a flash back to the 50's!!!
Swinging 50's Crop
January 24th
10am to Midnight
Join us for a swinging good time! Featuring In-and-Out Burgers and Fries, complete with Hot Fudge and Caramel Sundaes with all the goodies. We will also be holding a costume contest for the best dressed 50's gal including 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes. Grab your Pink Lady Crop gang and head to Simply Scrapbooks for a blast from the past!

Friday, November 14

30% Off Oh My!!!

For your holiday pleasure the Crop-o-Dile Big Bite is now 30% off! Perfect gift for your scrappin pal or just lil' old you! (limited time only)

In addition, stock up on all our adorable Halloween goodies. 30% off all Halloween paper, embellishments, ribbon, stamps and more!

Thursday, November 6

Calling all Croppers...

This is one of the busiest times of the year for scrapbookers alike.  Get cozy at Simply Scrapbooks with free cropping all winter!  Free crops from now until the new year.  Kinda makes you all warm and fuzzy inside huh?  Call your friends and get together to finish all those holiday projects.

*excludes specialty crops

Thursday, October 30

Simply Scrapbook's Spooktacular!

Our Spooktacular went off with out a hitch!  Thank you to all of those who could join us.  We had a spooky good time!

Tuesday, September 30

CSI (Crop Scene Investigation): A Conspiracy to Create

Local Craft Store to Host Major Crop Scene Investigation!!!

Local paper crafting devotees are to descend upon Simply Scrapbooks on Saturday, November 15th @ 10am-11pm to participate in a day-long Crop Scene Investigation sponsored by leading paper crafting manufacturers: EK Success, K&Company, and Inkadinkado. Their Mission: to uncover new, exciting ways to preserve taoday's memorable moments for tomorrow.
During this Crop Scene Investigation, you are invited to partake in a variety of exclusive activities while enjoying the fun and companionship of your fellow croppers. Special projects and activities will include:

-3 Make-n-takes inspired by EK Success, K&Company, and Inkadinkado
-Games and Prizes
-Special Discounts and Sales
-13 hours of cropping!!!
-A fabulous dinner with dessert provided by The Country Rose Tea Room

Price for event is $25.00 (dinner is included)
Click here to reserve your seat now!

Tuesday, September 23

Prima Paradise...

Hello fellow Prima lovers! Our Prima wall is packed full of beautiful new goodies! Stop buy soon and get your hands on the beautiful new Prima Flowers, Bling, Brad's , Overlays, Mini Albums and sooooo much more. This stuff is gorgeous!

Thursday, September 4

Hot Hot Hot!!!

Tons of new CHA product is rolling in daily. This stuff is hot off the press!!! Back to School & Halloween, Basic Grey, 7 Gypsies, Cosmo Cricket, Creative Imaginations, new idea books and sooooo much more you definitely don't want to miss this. Here is a little peek!

A few new things...

Come check out our updated crop area. We are now featuring 5 more beautiful Sizzix font dies including: Sunset, Block Party, Dreamboat, Monkey Tails, & Best Friends Forever.

Don't forget that Simply Scrapbooks also has a new 12x12 Epson printer for all of your design/photo needs. We are also featuring a new assortment of Matte and Glossy papers. Prices are as follows:

4x6 glossy- $.49
5x7 glossy- $.99
8x8 glossy- $1.50
8x10 glossy- $1.99
12x12 glossy- $2.99

8x8 matte- $1.99
12x12 matte- $2.99

$2.50 per color restoration
or enhancement services

Spooktacular Dinner Menu

Here is the fabulous menu for Spooktacular. Remember dinner will be served Friday, October 17th & Saturday, October 18th. Dinner tickets are and additional $10.00 each and must be purchased by Friday, October 10th. The menu will be as follows:

Friday Night
Chicken Croissants
(a baked chicken pocket)
Rice Pilaf with Toasted Pine Nuts
Green Beans with Bacon and Saut'eed Onions
And a Cheesecake Bar for Dessert

Saturday Night
Pasta Primavera
Berry Spinach Salad with Sugared Pecans
and Raspberry Vinaigrette
Homemade Rosemary Croissant
and Ice Box Pudding Cake for Dessert

Friday, August 22

Sutherland Twins and Family

Dear Friends and Family,

Today marks 7 months of life for the twins and they are such a joy for us! Here are a few updates:

  • Both girls are almost 14 pounds – a huge difference from their 2 ½ pound birth weights
  • Both girls have found their giggles – they love to interact directly with anyone who will stop and smile and talk.
  • Both girls are learning to roll over – they are getting closer each day
  • Felicity is our “more expressive” one. She loves to let us know about her high highs and her low lows. She will give Trinity a run for her money in the “expressive” department. A potential career for Felicity will be live drama – perhaps Broadway??
  • Charity is the watcher/thinker. She doesn’t have as many highs or lows to let us know about. (This is exciting for daddy as he can relate better to “Dave”)
  • Big sister is doing really well with the girls. She is taking more interest in them and can’t wait to be able to play with them.

Photos are #1 – Felicity #2 - Trinity and Charity and #3 - Charity

We hope you are well and look forward to hearing back from you.


Nancy and Bo

Friday, August 1

Our Half-Annual National Scrapbook Weekend

Presenting our first ever, half-annual National Scrapbook Weekend:

The Simply Scrapbooks Spooktacular

Three Days of Frolicking and Fun
Come Cropping if you Dare

October 17th, 18th, & 19th

Join us for a weekend of frights and spooky delights (and of course cropping!!!)

Crop will feature indoor seating, special guests, amazing giveaways, exciting prizes, gorgeous make-n-takes, fabulous goodies and snacks, entertainment, games and sooooo much more. Spaces are very limited so plan to sign up early as you don't want to miss out on all the tricks and treats. Times for the event will be as follows:

Friday, October 17th


Saturday, October 18th


Sunday, October 19th

Session Four: 10am-6pm

Sign-ups for the entire weekend only (all four sessions) begin Saturday, August 16th at 10am at a special price of only $100. . A catered dinner will be served Friday and Saturday evening for an extra price o
f $10 a night.

This is truly a Spooktacular you don’t want to miss.

Click here to reserve your seat now!!!

***Broom Parking will be available

Thursday, July 31

Get to know...

Each month we will showcase one of our wonderful Simply Scrapbooks employees so you can get to know a bit about them and their scrapbook style.


Wilda's beautiful Family:

I was born in Maguez, Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico is a beautiful Caribbean island with a lot to offer. It is rich in kindness, hospitality and warmth of our people…small in diameter and big in heart.

I grew up like a regular girl, lots of childhood memories, surrounded by family, and having fun during my summers with cousins and friends. I went to college and decided to be an Elementary Teacher, because of my love for kids. I learned a lot and I worked for a year teaching 1st graders in an Adventist Academy back in my hometown

While I was studying, I worked as a switchboard operator in a local hospital in PR to help myself with school and living expenses and I had the pleasure and honor to meet a lady whose name is Noris. She introduced me to the world of scrapbooking Oh and I got hooked pretty much from the get go. I Love the art of collecting memories and moments for others in the future. I Love the freedom that everyone can do the same in different ways.

So what made me leave Puerto Rico to go to California, that’s a whole different story. To make it short and sweet…I met my husband online through a friend. Things happened and I decided to move to Phoenix, AZ with a hometown bff. Before I got settled in my new life, I decided to come to Bakersfield and meet Patrick for just “a week”. Little did I know…I ended staying in Bakersfield and going back to AZ 2 months after to pick up my stuff. Patrick stole my heart and after 7 ½ years of knowing each other, 5 years of marriage and 2 sons, I believe that God had all this very well planned.

I love working at Simply Scrapbooks, because it is like coming to my personal oasis. I feel everyday like a kid in a candy store. I love, and I mean really love, to help each one of our costumers and it has been a blessing to me given the pleasure of serving new costumers and familiar faces, as well as working with such a group of quality and unique, creative staff. It has been an awesome experience. I love what I do

A few of Wilda's beautiful designs:

Feeling very proud...

Hello friends! Yes, I am feeling very proud of myself.
I recently got some digital inspiration from a friend and decided to try my at it. After quite a bit of trial and error, I just completed my very first digital (soon to be hybrid) scrapbook pages. To my surprise it was
a lot of work. I think I will definitely see some of you in Candra's next Photoshop class!
Regardless of my very lacking Adobe skills, I think it came out pretty good and thought I would share my success. :)

Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, July 30

Summer CHA 2008

Hello fellow scrappers! Laurie and I had a blast at this summer's CHA in Chicago. More importantly we couldn't believe all the beautiful new lines and exciting new designers to order from. This stuff is way to cute to keep to ourselves. Here is just a little preview of some of the gorgeous things to come!


Elegant new embellishments and Grungebooks from Tim Holtz:

Did someone say Heidi Swapp?

A few samples from the two enchanting new lines from Graphic 45:

A few of the fun and adorable new lines from Cosmo Cricket:

Here are two lives from one of our favorite new designers Glitz Designs:

Some of the new Basic Grey lines:

Here is a page sample made with the Basic Gray collection above:

We wish we could share it all with you! Look for your favorite releases in the store very soon!